Cheetah

Cheetah

Cheetah (Enlarge)

Taken in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya, in February 2010.

The cheetah is an unusual big cat in that it cannot roar and has not got retractable claws. This is an example of acinonyx jubatus raineyii, which can be found in eastern Africa. Only around 500 cheetahs still exist in Kenya.